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Object ID 1927.002.002
Object Name Holster
Collection Weapons & Accessories
Credit line Gift of Mrs. Preston Lea
Year Range from 1863
Year Range to 1865
Description Brown leather saddle holster that belonged to Captain Charles Corbit of Company C, First Delaware Cavalry. The holster consists of a pair of joined 14 1/2" long holsters that have flip-up leather covers. Each holster has a small attached pouch for five cartridges at the front, a 3/4" wide leather strap and buckle at approx. 5 1/2" up from the bottom of the holster, and 3 1/2" long x 1 1/2" wide leather tab at one side of the cartridge case. Each holster cover also originally had a 3 1/2" long leather buttonhole tab that attached to a brass fixed button on the front of each holster (one missing). Each holster is attached at the center by a 5 1/2" wide x 5-6" long leather strip with a 2 1/2" x 2" oval cut out at the center. Each of the flip-up holster covers have applied paper labels that denote history and ownership. On one is hand-written: "Worn by / Charles Corbit / during the Civil War / 1861-1865." On the other is a type-written note: "Worn by Charles Corbit, Captain / Company C, 1st Delaware Cavalry / Civil War 1861-1865."
Dimensions W-7 L-35 inches
Dimension Details overall greatest dimensions
Owned Captain Charles Corbit
Provenance This saddle holster belonged to Captain Charles Corbit of Odessa, DE, who led a charge against Confederates in Westminster, MD (Carroll County) in July of 1863 as part of the Gettysburg Campaign.
Subjects Cavalry
Search Terms Civil War
Charles Corbit
Captain Charles Corbit
Saddle Holsters
First Delaware Cavalry
Company C
Nineteenth Century
New Castle County
Material Leather
Event Civil War